Colonial Sugars Refinery

Colonial Sugars Refinery (HM1JBY)

Location: Gramercy, LA 70052 St. James Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 2.854', W 90° 40.8'

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Founded in 1895 by group of financiers from Gramercy Park, New York on a site called "Faubourg Lapin". First operated as a sugar mill to process sugar cane from Golden Grove Plantation. A refinery was built in 1902 to supply granulated sugar to the U.S. market. The company town offered housing, schools, church, store and recreation.Owned by the Cuban-American Sugar Co. for 52 years. Dr. George P. Meade, co author of Cane Sugar Handbook, worked here for 37 years. Purchased by Savannah Foods and Ind. in 1986. First operating sugar refinery in United States to be on National Registed of Historic Places.
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Date Added Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 1:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 723682 N 3326324
Decimal Degrees30.04756667, -90.68000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 2.854', W 90° 40.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 2' 51.24" N, 90° 40' 48" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near LA-44, Gramercy LA 70052, US
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